The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent 15
From the archive
This film was last shown on 19 May 2022
The latest from beloved cult-actor Nicolas Cage, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent follows in the footsteps of Spike Jonze’s Being John Malkovich, with Cage playing a fictionalised version of himself. Creatively unfilled and facing financial ruin, this version of Cage must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan. Things take an unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative and forced to live up to his own legend; channelling his most iconic and beloved on-screen characters in order to save himself and his loved ones, the award-winning actor must take on the role of a lifetime: Nicholas Cage.
Leaning in to Cage’s cult stardom from roles in Raising Arizona, Leaving Las Vegas and Con Air, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent smartly explores the relationship between the actor and his on-screen persona.
- Tom Gormican
- 1 hour 45 minutes
- Demi Moore, Nicholas Cage, Pedro Pascal
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